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Wilshaw is a peaceful hamlet with a church, about 5 miles south south west of Huddersfield town centre (5.7 miles by road) and about one mile south east of Meltham.

Much of Wilshaw was created in the mid 19th century under the influence of one man, Joseph Hirst, who from small beginnings became a highly respected woollen manufacturer and entrepreneur.

His first development was Wilshaw Villa, which later became the vicarage. On the site of Wilshaw Farm, he created a warehouse and weaving room and he built cottages for his workers. When his daughter died in 1859, he funded a church at Wilshaw, an unusual design, built in 1863 by architect John Kirk of Huddersfield. Over the next ten years Joseph Hirst also oversaw the building of almshouses, a school and schoolmaster's house.

Wilshaw has 15 listed buildings, including the Hirst family mausoleum. The Victorian area of the hamlet is a conservation area.

Around Wilshaw

St Mary, Wilshaw, is in Wilshaw Road.  Parish of Christ the King, Meltham - St Mary's web page
Wilshaw is in the Holme Valley North ward of Kirklees Council, the metropolitan district council.  Kirklees Council website

Wilshaw is also in the civil parish run by Meltham Town Council.  Meltham Town Council website


Bus services

335 Monday to Saturday daytime

Wilberlee* - Slaithwaite - Holt Head - Meltham - Wilshaw - Netherthong - Holmfirth Bus station

* Only one weekday early morning journey starts at Wilberlee.
Timetable at  Metro      Timetables (.pdf format) at  Stotts Coach Travel

911 Monday to Saturday

Meltham Morrisons and village turning circle - Wilshaw - Honley Village centre, Honley Bridge and station Penistone Line -

then alternating route
- Farnley Tyas - Thurstonland - Brockholes - or
- Brockholes - Thurstonland - Farnley Tyas -

- Honley Station Penistone Line, Honley Bridge and village centre - Wilshaw - Meltham Village turning circle and Morrisons

Timetable at  Metro     Timetables (.pdf format) at  Stotts Coach Travel

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